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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 AM MST MON DEC 29 2014


... DAILY SOIL TEMPERATURE/MOISTURE SUMMARY...

SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE OBSERVATIONS FROM ACROSS MONTANA
SOIL TEMPERATURE IS IN DEGREES FAHRENHEIT.

SOIL TEMPERATURE /F/ AT LISTED DEPTH
               2IN   4IN  6IN  8IN  12IN  20IN  25IN  30IN  40IN
ALBERTON NR           34        34          36               36
BOZEMAN EXP ST  32    33        34          36
BOZEMAN 12SE           M        34          35               37
BRUSSETT 4SE C  24    24        28          28               30
CAMERON 15SW          32        32          33               35
COOKE CITY NR         32        32          34                M
CONRAD SCAN     28    30        32          32               37
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                34
GREAT FALLS      M     M         M           M
HAVRE SCAN      28    31        32          36               39
HELENA                41        40
JORDAN SCAN     27    29        31          34                M
LAKESIDE 6SW          33        34          35               36
LAKEVIEW NEAR         32        32          29               35
LAKEVIEW 15NW         32        34          34               36
LINCOLN 11SE          32        33          35               35
LINDSAY SCAN    26    27        31          35               38
LOOKOUT PASS           M        34          35                M
MANY GLACIER                    35
MAXVILLE NR           34        35          36               37
MOCCASIN SCAN   33    34        35          38               40
MOUNT LOCKHART        33        33          34               35
NEIHART 12SE          32        32          33               34
POPLAR 13NE CR  18    21        25          30               35
SIDNEY 6NW      19              29
SIDNEY 8SW      25              29
SIDNEY SCAN     23    23        29          33                M
THREE FKS SCAN  32    32        33          37               41
TIBER DAM SCAN  24    25        26          31               37
UTICA 11SW CRN  31    31        33          35
WEST YELLOWSTONE      33        32          34               36
WEST YELLOWST S       33        32          35               36
WHITE SULPH 13SE      31        32          32               34

GROUND TEMPERATURE /F/ AT THE SURFACE AND 18 INCHES DEEP AT MT DOT
SITES

ABERDEEN HILL   12                      30
ALZADA DOT      15                      30
ARROW CREEK      9                      33
AVON NORTH      11                      11
BEARSMOUTH DOT  17                      31
BEAVER HILL      5                      24
BIDDLE DOT      15                      26
BIG HOLE PASS    8                      80
BOULDER PASS     4                      25
BOWMANS CORNER  15                      31
BOZEMAN PASS     9                      26
BULL MOUNTAIN    9                      29
COMERSTOWN      -9                      17
COW CREEK        2                      27
CRYSTAL CREEK   25                      32
DEARBORN        21                      36
DENTON DOT      18                      32
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  11                      32
EKALAKA DOT     14                      31
ESSEX DOT       11                      20
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    12                      31
GEORGETOWN LAK   9                      27
GEYSER DOT       8                      29
GOVERNMENT HIL  10                      32
GREENOUGH HILL  15                      29
HAYS DOT        24                      32
HELMVILLE DOT   28                      32
HILLSIDE DOT     8                      30
HYSHAM HILLS    10                      34
INGOMAR DOT     10                      32
INVERNESS        8                       M
JUDITH GAP       8                      25
KARST DOT       11                      28
LAME DEER       29                      29
LEWISTOWN DVD   15                      28
LINDSAY DIVIDE   5                      29
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        15                      37
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS   3                      24
MCDONALDS DOT   -3                      20
MONARCH CANYON   5                      24
MONIDA PASS     14                      26
NAVAHO DOT      -6                      21
NINEMILE DOT    18                      33
NORRIS HILL     18                      19
PENDROY DOT      5                      24
RAYNOLDS PASS    8                      19
REEDPOINT DOT   14                      33
ROGERS PASS     10                      20
ROSCOE HILL     24                      20
SACO DOT         3                      37
SIEBEN DOT      10                      27
SIOUX PASS      -4                      33
SWAN LAKE       19                      32
SWEENEY CREEK   11                      33
SWEET GRASS      5                      24
TROUT CREEK     23                      33
TWO MEDICINE     2                      20
US2 STATELINE   -3                      25
YAAK HILL       24                      24
YELLOWSTONE B   10                      33

FROST...DEPTH OF SURFACE THAWED / DEPTH OF FROST PENETRATION...INCHES
WHEN FROST PENETRATION VALUES ARE LARGE, THESE VALUES MAY BE
OVERESTIMATED BY A FOOT OR MORE.

BILLINGS               M     M
GLASGOW                M     M
GREAT FALLS            0     0

SOIL MOISTURE /VOLUMETRIC SOIL MOISTURE IN PERCENT/ AT LISTED DEPTH
SOIL MOISTURE IS IN UNITS OF PERCENT VOLUMETRIC SOIL MOISTURE.
VALUES AT OR NEAR ZERO MAY BE ERRONEOUS.
               2IN   4IN  6IN  8IN  12IN  20IN  25IN  30IN  40IN
ALBERTON NR           21       30           8                11
BOZEMAN 12SE           M       15          39                40
BRUSETT 6SE            9        7           7                 9
CAMERON 15SW          19       39          39                41
CONRAD SCAN     19    22       21          34                37
COOKE CITY NR         18        0           9                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               37
HAVRE SCAN       9    12       23          24                27
JORDAN SCAN     12    18       24          28                15
LAKESIDE 6SW          21       21          25                28
LAKEVIEW NEAR         12       15          34                27
LAKEVIEW 18NW         26       16          27                16
LINCOLN 11SE          18       17          18                 6
LINDSAY SCAN     6     7        8           8                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M       39          35
MANY GLACIER                   10
MAXVILLE NR            6        0           0                 6
MOCCASIN SCAN   26    28       30          18                12
MOUNT LOCKHART        34       36          34
NEIHART 12SE          31       34          30                33
POPLAR 13NE            9        9          15                11
SIDNEY SCAN      9    11       17          18                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  15    27       36          39                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN  11    16       16           7                 6
UTICA 11SW       7    14       10          11                 M
WEST YELLOWSTO        13        3           3                 0
WEST YELLOW S         20       22          25                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       2        4          10                25

FIELD CAPACITY OF SILT LOAM AND CLAY LOAM SOILS IS APPROXIMATELY
35 PERCENT OF VOLUMETRIC SOIL MOISTURE. THE PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
OF THESE SOILS IS AVAILABLE TO PLANTS AT VALUES BETWEEN 13 AND 45
PERCENT. TO APPROXIMATE PLANT AVAILABLE WATER AS LISTED IN THE NEXT
SECTION...DIVIDE THE LISTED VALUE BY 40 AND MULTIPLY BY 100. FOR
EXAMPLE...30/40 TIMES 100 EQUALS 75 PERCENT. VALUES GREATER THAN
50 INDICATE VERY MOIST SOIL CONDITIONS.

SOIL MOISTURE /CENTIBARS/ AT LISTED DEPTH
VALUES ARE IN CENTIBARS. 200 CB IS DRY...0 IS WET.
               2IN   4IN   6IN   8IN   12IN   20IN   25IN  30IN
GREAT FALLS                  M            M      M           M

FOLLOWING IS A TABLE ON CONVERTING CENTIBARS TO AVAILABLE WATER
IN LOAM AND CLAY/LOAM SOILS
 10CB OR LESS...MORE THAN 95 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 20CB...........80 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 30CB...........75 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 40CB...........65 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 50CB...........55 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 60CB...........50 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 70CB...........45 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 80CB...........40 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 81-85CB........38 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 85CB OR MORE...NO AVAILABLE WATER
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